It's Almost Over at Hollywood Park

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The decline of horse racing as a favorite American sport means the decline, and now the fall, of Hollywood Park. It started in 1938. Walt Disney was an original shareholder. Bing Crosby, Desi Arnez, Lucille Ball and Ronald Reagan were horse owners and track regulars. Seabiscuit won the first Hollywood Gold Cup, and there’ve been other notable moments in the past 75 years. Independent producer David Weinberg describes one to begin this reminiscence before the last race is run this coming Sunday. (Weinberg's piece was brought to us by KCRW's Independent Producer Project.)

Credits

Guests:
Rick Famuyiwa - writer and director - @RickFamuyiwa, Chris Meany - Wilson Meany

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Evan George, Andrea Brody, David Weinberg